I have a closet full of shoes and a drawer full of socks that I avoid wearing. I love cute shoes. I just love comfort more.
Comfort -a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, with freedom from pain and anxiety.
I want comfort. Comfortable shoes. Comfortable clothes.
And above all I want – a comfortable life.
But I wonder . . . is that what God wants?
I don’t think so?
Scripture is full of examples of people God called out of their comfort zones.
Noah – Build a large boat. Genesis 6:14
Abraham – Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. Genesis 12:1
Moses – You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt. Exodus 3:10
Daniel – Face lions. Daniel 6
Elijah – Challenge the Prophets of Baal. 1 Kings 18
Disciples – “Follow me” called out Jesus. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Paul – “Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel. And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’s sake.” Acts 9:15–16
Is God calling you out of your comfort zone?
Is your heart stirring?
Do you dream of going on a mission trip? Do you think about doing foster care or adopting? Do you wonder if you’re called to teach a Bible Class? Do you want to write a book or blog? Go back to school? Volunteer?
Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God wrote, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
It’s easy to stay in our routine thinking we’re comfortable—to ignore God’s whispers out of fear. But maybe, just maybe, there’s beauty, joy, and fulness of life on the other side of comfort.
Maybe it’s time to step out in faith and embrace the uncomfortable.
Quotes and Verses to Inspire You to Leave Your Comfort Zone
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” ~John C. Maxwell
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
“Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. It’s the high-anxiety zone, but it’s also where you discover who you are.” ~Nick Vujicic
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6
“To be wrecked begins with an experience that pulls you out of your comfort zone and self-centeredness, whether you want it or not.” ~Jeff Goins
So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. 2 Thessalonians 1:11
“…often, stepping outside your comfort zone is not careless irresponsibility, but a necessary act of obedience.” ~Andy Stanley, Fields Of Gold
Let’s talk: What is God whispering to you? What lies at the end of your comfort zone?